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Groom's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Groom's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Groom's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard location with woodland views in the hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders. With one double and one twin bedroom (with ensuite facilities) and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a small fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with electric fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a small, enclosed patio with garden furniture and access to shared woodland grounds. With the addition of two further cottages in the grounds, Groom's Cottage can sleep a total of ten people in this beautiful region of Southern Scotland.

The village of Chirnside occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Tweed and offers stunning views across the magnificent Cheviot Hills. A number of interesting landmarks depict the village's long history, including a 16th Century dovecot and a beautiful parish church, believed to date back to the 12th Century. Each summer, the Jim Clark Rally, the only 'closed roads' race on mainland Britain, takes place in and around Chirnside as a memorial to the village's home born champion. Just 9 miles away lies the charming, coastal town of Berwick, boasting narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an interesting arts centre. The local area affords fantastic fishing, golf and riding opportunities and a fun-packed leisure centre, whilst the nearby resort of Spittal offers soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Night storage heaters with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Lough
February 2016
Very cosy cottage in a lovely location.
Mrs Latuskie
June 2016
The surroundings and cottage were lovely, and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Many thanks for our enjoyable stay, we would definitely recommend this cottage to others.
Mrs Temperley
April 2015
The location was superb. The silence, and the sky at night contributed to a spectacularly relaxing break. An ideal base for splendid deserted beaches. The dog enjoyed it too!
Mr Cairns
June 2015
The location of Grooms cottage was in a lovely quiet area beside a beautiful courtyard. The grounds were superb with a Tarzan swing, two beautiful giraffe sculptures and other activities for children. It was very safe for us to let the dogs out without worrying if they would run into a road.
Mrs Underwood
September 2014
Groooms Cottage is a comfortable, cosy, sympathetically furnished and decorated, well equipped cottage set in idyllic surroundings - it's perfect. It is well placed for exploring both sides of the Scottish Border. The owner was very welcoming and then left us to it with details of how to contact her if we needed anything.
Mr Newlove
June 2014
A great owner who cannot do enough for you . Property is in a quiet location but convenient for what the area has to offer. We like it.
Ms Botcherby
June 2013
The cottage is peaceful and small gestures made it much more pleasurable, like the handmade honey, oat soap and wine/homemade bread on arrival.
Mrs Sanderson
February 2015
Groom's Cottage was a warm and cosy cottage perfect for a relaxing and restful family holiday. The peaceful woodland setting with carpets of snowdrops was idyllic. There was so much to do and to explore in the surrounding area.
Mr Fallows
September 2013
Really enjoyed our stay, we could not complain about a thing regarding the cottage.
Mr Newlove
October 2013
Nice quiet location, handy for the coast and in particular Berwick. The cottage was very comfortable.
Mrs De Klerk
January 2014
Great location! Heating was working well in the winter weather and cottage was nice and cosy.
Mr Huggins
October 2012
Location and setting. Traffic-free and interesting places to visit.
Mr Shepherd
May 2013
We needed a quiet, no hassle retreat for a week and this was just the ticket. The cottage was homely and comfortable. On arrival there was a vase of flowers, a bottle of red wine and a loaf of home made bread, lovely touch and much enjoyed. Bailey the dog enjoyed his holiday too!
Mrs Sweetman
September 2012
The cottage was a lovely home from home. The biggest bed I've ever slept in and very comfy. Well equipped kitchen and very friendly owner.
Mr Coates
October 2012
The cottage was very comfortable, warm with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Situated in quiet grounds with plenty of walks for the dog. There are lots of places to visit in the area with lovely walks. We will definitely return in the future.
Mrs Preston
July 2012
The cottage was very cosy and we felt very much at home. The beaches were just 10 minutes away in several directions. All in all we liked everything, even the awful weather was enjoyable because of the surroundings! The owner was very friendly, and we enjoyed the surrounding woods and gardens - there were great places close by for walking the dogs.
Mrs Fryer
July 2012
A well maintained, clean cottage in a good location. The owner was friendly, checked that everything was OK and even provided a cake!
Mrs Snelson
July 2011
Extremely peaceful location, very relaxing, which is just what we wanted.
Mrs Whitehead
August 2011
Good location and quiet. Would recommend cottage to a friend.
Mrs Maddison
November 2011
A lovely, courtyard setting and garden. Very warm and cosy. Felt 'at home' straight away. Owner left flowers and wine and came over to welcome us and left us alone then. Great shower for main bedroom.
Mrs Szejner
August 2011
Lovely property, lovely location and a really peaceful setting for a relaxing break. The children were able to play out with out any worry of traffic in the garden. The cottage was well equipped like home from home and having two bathrooms was brilliant with having the children.
Mrs Anderson
June 2011
Great quiet location, perfect for walks with a dog. All arranged at very short notice and very smoothly done.
Mr Williams
October 2010
Good location for access to Berwick, various villages and Northumberland places of interest.
Mrs Finch
November 2010
The location was lovely, combined with peace and quiet, it was a superb cottage. It made for a perfect short break and we will definitely go again!
Mr Dawson
April 2011
Excellent roomy cottage. Good heating and facilities. Good parking. Would definitely use the cottage again if we are in the area.
Mr Gibson
May 2011
Lovely cottage in splendid surroundings. An ideal base for exploring Northumberland and Scotland. Lovely well maintained grounds and friendly owners. The perfect break to re-charge the batteries. Plenty of rabbits, hares and pheasants to keep the dog entertained!
October 2013
Friendly welcome by the owner on our arrival. Complimentary bottle of wine provided. Not intrusive during our stay but we were advised who best to contact if there were any problems, location of doctors etc and good pubs and restaurants. The property itself was very clean and provided everything necessary to make our stay comfortable. Somewhat isolated but that suited us as we wanted a peaceful location and there was a long quiet lane across the main road which was perfect for walking the dog off its lead. Surrounding towns were easily accessed by car and we took the opportunity to tour about. We liked the peace and quiet best.
September 2016
When I booked Grooms cottage, the pictures made it look like a quaint cozy cottage with a vintage feel. Unfortunately the reality was quite different. The cottage is listed as pet friendly, and I maybe should have taken heed of that as when we opened the cottage door a strong smell of dog hit us! We immediately purchased fabreeze, as the smell was making my partner feel quite ill. But maybe if we had dogs we wouldn't have minded. The cottage was clean and tidy, but the towels provided were stained and had long hairs on them. They were also very small. We went out and purchased a large bath towel each. The bed was an odd set up, with being two singles pushed together, the mattresses in all the beds were so hard. After a week sleeping there, both our backs were in agony. The bathrooms were clean, and the shower pressure was good. However all the hot water taps need warning labels on them, as the hot water goes straight from cold to scalding. I scalded my hand on the first day. If you had children, it would have been extremely dangerous. The kitchen was well equipped, the dishwasher and washer/dryer worked very well. But the oven was another story, looked quite old and the hobs either did not get hot enough to even warm the food or went so hot all the food was burnt! The hot tap again was scalding, and the taps were badly cracked and flaking. There is a piece of wood that runs under the kitchen cabinets, which on our first day fell down on my foot bruising it. I had only touched the dishwasher and it fell down. Plenty of plates, cups and bowls are provided which is nice. The living room was comfortable, very small television and set far away from the sofa so I struggled to see. Also be warned that there are dogs on the site, and pets are allowed to stay there as we were woken a few times in the night by dogs barking which unfortunately ruined the lovely peaceful countryside. The owner was very friendly which is a huge plus, and the cottage has so much potential but needs modernising. We enjoyed our week away, but would not return to this holiday cottage.
August 2013
This is a lovely cottage situated in the grounds of an old courtyard. It's really lovely and quiet, and it provides easy access to the coast both in Scotland and England. There's some lovely quiet roads around, and an amazing pub in nearby Paxton. The only slight issue I had with the place was the noisy floorboards. If you needed to get up to the loo in the night it was impossible not to awaken the other half ;-)
July 2013
the cottage was perfect for our break in the borders. the home made bread and wine which was left for us was very welcome and much enjoyed. the area was better than we anticipated and would certainly come back here. it was ideal for our dog as well. really enjoyed this break. Kay and Dave shepherd
September 2011
A lovely couple of weeks in a wonderful location. The resident owners had thought of everything and were most welcoming. Would highly recommend this lovely accomodation which was peaceful and relaxing
September 2012
The cottage and grounds are lovely and Liz the owner is so friendly and helpful we had a great time despite it being rainy. The area has so much to offer walks on the numerous beaches all within a 20 minute drive, golf, shops, castles so much to see and the scenery amazing. Our little dog loved wandering around the grounds and also the beaches. A wonderful time and hope to go back soon. Would recommend to anyone.
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